Tale of the Soldier Artist: Karel Dujardin (Dutch, 1622–1678)

ca. 1650–60

European Art

Not on view


Oil on canvas


89.5 × 80 cm (35 1/4 × 31 1/2 in.)
other: 86.4 × 78.7 cm (34 × 31 in.)

Credit Line

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

Accession Number



17th century


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Sale Johan van der Marck Aegidiusz., Amsterdam, 25 August 1773, no. 497 (50 guilders to Yver, as manner of Du Jardin: "Een fraaye Ordinantie"); sale Amsterdam (Van der Schely, Spaan), 6 August 1810, no. 51 (385 guilders to van Yperen; description refers to a young officer and two "savoijards"); sale Warnar Wreesman Borghartz., Amsterdam (Van der Schely, De Vries), 11 April 1816, no. 92 to Roos (280 guilders to Roos); sale Amsterdam (Wreesman) (Roos, De Vries, Brondgeest), 17 August 1818, no. 26 (176 guilders to Hulswit); possible sale Amsterdam (De Vries, Roos), 26-28 November 1827, no. 28 (200 guilders to Broudgeest; canvas, 241.6 x 215.9 cm, dimensions make it very difficult to accept this as part of provenance); sale Leonardus Nardus et al., Amsterdam (Muller), 27 November 1917, no. 59 (1,600 guilders; canvas 89 x 80 cm, entitled "Une explication"; catalogue notes by Cornelius Hofstede de Groot: 'Ja'); dealer W. E. Duits, Amsterdam; Erdmann & Hethey, sale Amsterdam (Muller), 15 October 1918, no. 5 (to Goudstikker); J. Goudstikker Collection (1897-1940), Amsterdam; Nystad Antiquairs n.v., The Hague, Netherlands to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 30 August 1966.
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